Every year around April or May, our homestead gets invaders. They are small invaders but can be very damaging to the house, and our wallets.
After years of trying different things to get rid of our yearly ant invasion that seems to show up no matter how neat one is with the home, dad came up with a solution.
It only uses items we normally have in our home anyway, and ants seem to be incapable of resisting it. The downside is that until the ants are gone, it is an eyesore.
Here is the recipe that dad found that kills whole nests of ants:
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon borax
Bring water to a boil and add the sugar.
Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Let cool until just warm. Add borax and stir.
We then set it out in cups or jars for the ants to find. They die in the cup or jar and the whole nest ends up dead in the containers. After a few weeks of this, we don’t find a single ant in the house.